She Bites – SuperHero (Pride & Joy Music)

She Bites began life back in 2019 as a vehicle for the Berlin based singer and actress Melanie Stahlkopf and was put together by the Lioncage and ex-Skyline guitarist Lars König alongside drummer Carsten Kohl (Three Wishes) and bassist Arvid Lucas (Lioncage). The debut album Joyride proved to be an enjoyable if not essential pop/melodic rock crossover with..

Shameless – So Good, You Should… (Pride & Joy Music)

Shameless is a German based sleaze/Glam rock band that was initially formed back in 1989 by the bassist Alexx Michael and seems to have folded pretty quickly before being reformatted in 1998 and the band has subsequently released eight albums including this new one, So Good, You Should... It seems that Michael has friends in..

Nova Luna – Nova Vita (Pride & Joy Music)

Nova Luna is a new progressive metal band from Italy which came together in 2019 when the singer and major song writer Mattia Martin started looking for a vehicle to perform his material. He pretty soon brought in drummer Alessandro Piputto and guitarist Davide Martina with the recording taking up much of the next two..

Sign X – Back To Eden (Pride & Joy Music)

Sign X is a German hard/melodic rock band that was formed out of the Hamburg band Châlice with 2019's debut, Like A Fire, immediately winning them many friends and marking them as a band to definitely keep in touch with their heavy yet super slick melodic metal approach. We now come to album number two..

Steve Dalton – Primitive (Pride & Joy Music)

Steve Dalton is a composer and multi-instrumentalist from Sheffield but he has now relocated to Sölvesborg in Southern Sweden. He released a demo several years ago called Steel City which was most appropriate for the City of Steel on which he played everything with the man who gets everywhere, Alessandro Del Vecchio, supplying the vocals..

DeVicious – Black Heart (Pride & Joy Music)

DeVicious is a quality heavy melodic rock band from Germany with Black Heart now being the band's fourth album since its formation in 2016. They have steadily built up a solid reputation for quality melodic metal but, strangely, the first three albums all featured different singers but Black Heart now sees all of the musicians..

Re-Machined – Brain Dead (Pride & Joy Music)

Re-Machined released a real contender for hard rock album of the year with Wheels Of Time in 2020 which was just so supreme, confident and assured for a debut release. It is amazing just how many fine metal bands have come out of Germany these days and the number seems to be ever increasing. The..